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  • Photo of New Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited

    New Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque expressed his desire to have Haiti increase its participation in the regional Single Market and Economy as he accredited the country’s new Ambassador to CARICOM in an on-line ceremony, Tuesday. Ambassador H.E. Beausoleil Sam presented his credentials in a ceremony witnessed by members of CARICOM’s Committee of Ambassadors, Government Officials in Haiti and representatives of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads agree to Regional Travel Bubble in response to COVID19 challenges

    CARICOM Heads agree to Regional Travel Bubble in response to COVID19 challenges

    CARICOM Heads of Government have taken a major step towards resuscitating the COVID19 challenged  travel and tourism sectors,   with agreement to institute a Travel Bubble among CARICOM Member States and Associate Members which meet the agreed criteria from Friday 18 September 2020.. The Heads took the decision at a Special Emergency Session on Friday 11 September, at which they acknowledged…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Jamaica’s Prime Minister on Election victory

    CARICOM SG congratulates Jamaica’s Prime Minister on Election victory

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Jamaica’s Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party on their victory in the General Elections of 3 September 2020, and has given the assurance of CARICOM’s full support. “The people of Jamaica must be commended for the successful conduct of the Elections, despite the significant challenges…

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  • Photo of COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS and the British High Commission Extend Support to the Guyana Prison Service

    COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS and the British High Commission Extend Support to the Guyana Prison Service

    Responding to the request from Guyana Prison Authorities to support national COVID-19 measures to minimize and control the risk of the contagion inside their prisons, the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) with the support of the UKAID has immediately provided urgent assistance of medical and sanitation supplies and other related COVID-19 materials to the Guyana Prison…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 58th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 58th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on its fifty-eighth Anniversary of Independence, praising the country’s role in regional integration. “Trinidad and Tobago, one of the founding Members of the Community, has maintained its leadership role in advancing the integration movement, including through its leadership on regional security and energy issues,”…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago’s re-elected Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley

    CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago’s re-elected Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on his victory in the General Elections of 10 August 2020.   Dr Rowley and his Cabinet were sworn into office yesterday. The Secretary-General also congratulated the people of Trinidad and Tobago on the conduct of the elections under the difficult circumstances occasioned by the COVID-19…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Leaders prepare for Hurricanes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    CARICOM Leaders prepare for Hurricanes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have received proposals for dealing with the possibility of responding to a hurricane within the COVID-19 outbreak. At their 11th Special Meeting held by video conference on Monday 17 August, the Heads of Government recognised that such an occurrence would add a significant layer of complexity and would have an impact on…

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  • Photo of CARICOM coordinates provision of essential COVID-19 supplies for Member States

    CARICOM coordinates provision of essential COVID-19 supplies for Member States

    Amid global challenges by small states accessing COVID-19 essential medical supplies, CARICOM Member States have received a significant donation from the World Health Organisation, the Jack Ma Foundation and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The supplies, worth over US700,000, arrived just over a week ago in Barbados – the home base of the Integrated Regional Logistical Hub, operated by the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM celebrates Jamaica’s 58th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM celebrates Jamaica’s 58th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Jamaica on the occasion of the country’s 58th Anniversary of Independence on 6 August 2020. “The choice of theme for this year’s celebration “Resilient and Strong … Let’s Celebrate Jamaica 58”, reflects the national qualities that undergird the spirit and buoyancy of the People of Jamaica,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new President

    CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new President

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Dr Irfaan Ali on his assumption to office as Guyana’s ninth Executive President, and said he looks forward to welcoming the new President as a member of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government at its next Meeting. Dr Ali Took the oath of office on Sunday 2 August 2020 after his Peoples…

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